Museum Blogs

  • World Water Day – Monitoring the Water Quality of Lake Maury
    Happy World Water Day! This is an especially important day for all of us at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.  Our mission is to connect people to the world’s waters, and through those waters, to each other. On a day dedicated to the sustainable use of water, we thought Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 22 2019By Molly McGath
  • I-Arghhhh: The Use of an Infrared (IR) Camera in Conservation
    Last month, Dr. Molly McGath and I unveiled conservation’s infrared camera to the public during the ‘Be My Mariner’ event. Visitors created Valentines for their special someones, and included a ‘secret’ message that only our IR camera could reveal.
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    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 14 2019By Paige Schmidt
  • Amazing Women for International Women’s Day!
    Today is International Women’s Day! Recently, I learned the stories of a few amazing women in maritime history and I thought today would be a perfect day to introduce them to you. The first two ladies are two of the most violent, bloodthirsty females the world has even known: Ann Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 8 2019By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • The Bronze Door Society Saves the Day!
    It was going so well, until it wasn’t. . . It was a crisp winter morning, the year newly minted as it was only January 2nd.  I had just finished preparing all of our samples to run on our old, but usually reliable, ion chromatography (IC) unit.  (Aside: The IC Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jan 17 2019By Molly McGath
  • From Camels to Cobangs
    This lengthy blog post began rather innocently when Bonham’s most recent Art of Time auction catalog arrived. One of the many varied aspects of my job is placing insurance values on objects so I regularly peruse catalogs for objects similar to those in our collection.  In the catalog I noticed Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jan 9 2019By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor